Plume Moths

Refers to the "plume" moths which furl their wings like sails, not to the "Twenty Plume" moth, Alucita hexadactyla

"Plume moths" come in many shades and patterns. When at rest in their crucifix shape their wings are furled like sails but when they fly they reveal unusual, feather-like under-wings.
 
Beautiful Plume Moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Amblyptilia acanthadactyla plu moth
BEAUTIFUL PLUME MOTH, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, is one of the commonest plume moths, usually recognisable by the warm rusty brown patches in the dark brown wing tip.
Beautiful Plume Moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Amblyptilia acanthadactyla plume moth
Beautiful Plume Moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Amblyptilia acanthadactyla plume moth
 
 
 
White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla
WHITE PLUME MOTH, Pterophorus pentadactyla (five-fingered), being all white and with elongated wings like feathers or plumes, is one of the largest of the group
and, with its feathered wings on show, demonstrates why they are called "plume" moths.
White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth
 
 
 
Common Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla Emmelina plume moth
COMMON PLUME MOTH, Emmelina monodactyla, is a light brown-greyish coloured plume moth, also relatively common.
 
 
Plume Moth Platyptilia pallidactyla  
PLUME MOTH, Platyptilia pallidactyla, is a light sandy brown plume moth with whitish patches.